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The Medicinal Gardener Workshop Series

The medicinal gardener workshops take place in the studio of Orchard Barn Integrative Health Centre and offer a hands on friendly and relaxed approach for participants. We are also developing a teaching herb garden within the grounds and during the summer months workshops will also take place outside, using the herbs in the garden for preparations and study. The groups are kept small to ensure everyone has the chance to participate.


For more details and to book courses please see our events page at You can also email for more information or to be added to our mailing list for updates on new courses and workshops.

Day Courses

The practical workshops are carefully planned to provide you with the essential information and skills needed to plan a herb garden;make herbal medicines to look after yourself and your family and be confident in using natural medicines. The world of herbals medicine is fascinating and you may well get completely hooked! Other workshops include some practical element but may be more focused on learning about specific subjects like skin health, female or children’s health or first aid. All day courses include a handbook, all materials and a homemade lunch.

Evening Courses

These shorter evening courses give an introduction to subjects and include refreshments, a handout and all materials.

Grow your own Medicine

Learn how to make tinctures, syrups, oils, ointments and creams from your garden or kitchen Make seasonal remedies like marigold ointment, comfrey ointment, rosemary oil and ointment, elderberry tincture and syrup, garlic and onion syrup, nettle tincture and syrup, rosehip syrup.

Natural First Aid

Gain confidence in using homeopathy, herbal medicine and simple home remedies to treat yourself an your family. We will cover treating sore throats, fever, ear ache, coughs and colds, diarrhoea, burns, stings, wounds, sprains and much more.

Children’s Health

Learn about how wonderful herbs, homeopathy and nutrition can be for treating childhood ailments. this is one of my special interests and with 2 children to try them out on I’ve found out what really works! We will look at treating many minor ailments including coughs, colds, eczema, ear ache, sore throats, fevers, colic, anxiety, diarrhoea and stomach ache.

Women’s Health

Need help with managing those hormones, having trouble with hot flushes? Come and find out how you can help yourself. Herbal medicine works wonderfully well for many women’s problems from PMT to menopause. We will look at simple herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies you can use and what a big difference diet changes can make.

The Natural Health Clinic